Wayne, NJ, April 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vision Research announced that its Phantom v2511 was recognized among the best in the industry by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts with over 200 years of combined experience from system integrator and end-user companies. Vision Research was named a high-score honoree and awarded a Silver level award.
"On behalf of the Vision Systems Design Innovator Awards, I would like to congratulate Vision Research on their Silver award," said Vision Systems Design Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. "This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. The team at Vision Research should be very proud."
The ultrahigh-speed digital camera Phantom v2511 allows scientists and engineers to "see the previously unseen" helping them to better understand and study the world around them. To truly get a breakthrough in observations, the camera needed to be significantly faster and more sensitive than its predecessors. There are currently no other high-speed cameras on the market that are equipped with a 1 megapixel sensor that acquire 25,600 frames per second (fps) at full resolution. Additionally, application specific features such as "Quiet Fans" mode-- designed to reduce turbulence during sensitive studies-- have further expanded research capabilities for scientists and engineers. Evidence of the expanded capabilities the v2511brings to the market can be seen in recent research conducted at RMIT University in Australia utilizing Schlieren techniques to investigate phenomena such as shock waves and butane combustion.
The Phantom v2511 offers sensitivity as high as ISO 6400 (daylight illumination) for color images and ISO 32,000 for monochrome images. In addition to lessening the challenges of low-light scenarios, the improved ISO gives users the option to use a faster shutter speed, which can reduce motion blur and result in clearer images. Users also may find that they can now use lenses with smaller apertures, which are typically less expensive and easier to acquire.
Phantom CineMag Workflow
The Phantom v2511 comes equipped with Vision Research's breakthrough CineMag interface, which allows the user to save a high-speed shot from camera memory to non-volatile storage in a matter of seconds. With the ability to save 1GB/s of data to an attached CineMag, a 96GB shot can be saved in about 1.5 minutes.
The v2511 also has many advanced features that have become standard as a result of customer feedback. One feature is an image-based auto-trigger that allows the camera to be triggered from the motion of the live images. The v2511 also has an internal mechanical shutter that makes it easier to obtain a black reference for truer high-quality images. If users are recording back-to-back, they can use the Multi-Cine option, which allows them to partition internal memory into segments and make shorter recordings.
Customers who need to record many occurrences of an unpredictable event can use the continuous recording feature. This allows a recorded cine to automatically save to a disk drive on a connected PC and then re-arms the camera to catch the next occurrence. It also operates in burst mode to capture images at precise moments.
About Vision Systems Design
Published since 1996, Vision Systems Design is a global resource for engineers, engineering managers and systems integrators that provides comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies, applications, and markets. Vision Systems Design's magazine, website (www.vision-systems.com), email newsletters and webcasts report on and analyze the latest technology and business developments and trends in the worldwide machine vision and image processing industry.
About The Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards program
The Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. High-scoring companies were announced at AUTOMATE 2015 held in Chicago, IL, USA. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: originality, innovation; impact on designers, systems integrators and end-users; fulfilling a need in the market that hasn't been addressed, leveraging a novel technology, and increasing productivity.
About Vision Research
Vision Research is a leading manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems that are indispensable across a wide variety of applications including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing, packaging, sports broadcast, TV production and digital cinematography.
The Wayne, N.J.-based company designs and manufactures the most comprehensive range of digital high-speed cameras available today, all of which deliver unsurpassed light-sensitivity, image resolution, acquisition speed and image quality.
Over the course of its 60+ year history, Vision Research has earned numerous awards in recognition of its innovations in high-speed digital camera technology and sensor design, including a technical Emmy and an Academy Award®.
Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it's too fast to see, and too important not to™. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit www.visionresearch.com.
Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.
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